In this installment of ID The Future, CSC’s Anika Smith provides an update on astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez’s tenure denial appeal. Iowa State University denied Gonzalez tenure earlier this year, a remarkable decision considering Gonzalez’s sterling academic record and ISU’s high rate of tenure application approvals in 2007. Gonzalez’s first appeal was rejected by ISU President Gregory Geoffroy on May 31st. On June 19th, Gonzalez notified the ISU President’s office that he would make another appeal, this time to the Board of Regents. As the appeal process plays out, stay updated at www.evolutionnews.org.
On this episode of ID The Future CSC’s Anika Smith reports that a new celebration has arrived, one complete with its own symbols, carols, and talismans, and one its organizers hope will “unite a global community.” What is this celebration of science and humanity? Why, Darwin Day, of course.